Watchdog news July 2012 | AccountingWEB

Watchdog news July 2012


Fraudulent AICPA E-mail Targets CPAs

A fraudulent e-mail phishing scam was sent to CPAs, non-CPAs, and the general public on July 19 accusing the recipients of tax refund fraud and threatening license suspension.

Alaska Authorities Sniff Out Tax Scammers

While law enforcement officers were investigating drug dealers in Alaska, they turned up a fraudulent tax scheme that reportedly generated about $19 million in illegal federal income tax refunds.

Heartless Embezzler Behind Bars

Alan Jonas, who was accused of writing 161 checks to himself from a church in Southington, an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and a nonprofit group, is now in jail after embezzling over $500,000.
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